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, we have a little bit of new information. actually, just in in the last couple of minutes from nbc news on this specifically. and i want to tell you what nbc has told us. sources involved are telling nbc news that the pressure cooker bombs in boston were designed and placed to act quote like a homemade clay moor, a powerful directional antipersonnel device, so they don't spray in 360 degrees. they're directional. so these sources are telling nbc news, these and other sources, the triggering mechanism appears to have included a battery pack and a circuit board, elements of a sophisticated triggering mechanism. bo quote it appeared to be built from scratch, but with a sophisticated triggering mechanism. all bombs are crude devices and it is the way they are triggered that can be sophisticated. they functioned as designed. pressure cookers are exactly what you are thinking. they are metal cooking pots that clamp the top down tight with a tight seal allowing you to cook food faster under pressure with a normal lid like a normal pot. if it sounds like i am not a person who cooks, you're
, justice correspondent for nbc news. clint van zandt, msnbc political analyst, and phillip mudd, former cia analyst, former deputy director of the fbi national security branch. he's author of the book "takedown." i wonder, i know we're filled in this country with strange thinking people, truthers, birthers that have off the wall theories. i don't know how anybody could look at this evidence presented so far and have some other theory of the case besides the indictment, itself. >> no, it's really coming together. i mean, there's -- as terrible as this case is and was, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of heavy lifting. we've got the two primary individuals. it's obvious that they had hands on the devices. the pieces we don't have, chris, are where was their inspiration? where did they get the guidance? who taught them how to build the bombs? >> why is that important? why is that important to -- is that important to prosecuting? i mean, what difference does it make why they did it if they did it? i'm being tough here. when you look at all this evidence -- >> no. >> go ahead. >> no. it's --
questions. joining me today here in new york city, nbc news capitol hill correspondent luke russert, and misterrorism expert michael leiter, and bob herbert, a distinguished senior fellow at dimos. >>> let's go to kristin welker for more. >> reporter: alex, good afternoon. here's what we know at this hour. this letter was received yesterday at an off-site mail facility. i want to emphasize that. it did not get close to the white house. it's typical for letters sent to this facility to undergo a screening. during that process, it was discovered that a letter addressed to president obama did contain a suspicious substance action as you mentioned, similar to the letter that was sent to senator wicker. so right now secret service is working in concert with the fbi, with the capitol police, to determine exactly who sent this letter why and what the motive is. we are expecting press secretary jay carney to deliver his daily briefing. i want to make sure this is very clear. this was a scheduled briefing for 11:45, so we expect him to come out at any minute. he will undoubtedly get a number
with those new charges filed against dzhokhar tsarnaev. pete william is nbc's chief justice correspondent. pete, we have charges. >> we do. couple things about the charges. both of the two counts filed against dzhokhar tsarnaev could bring the death penalty. they're capital cases. and interestingly as you well know the commonwealth of mt massachusetts does not have the death penalty. if anybody is going to seek the death penalty in this case, it would be the federal charge. we're a long way from there. the attorney general has to decide that. i think he would be the youngest person against whom the government would do that if it did. but it could if it wanted to. in terms of what the evidence shows, according to the fbi, it's partly the photographic evidence and partly the forensic evidence. as for the photographs, they give a long discussion of what they say is a key piece of the evidence from the second bombing scene. and this is taken from the restaurant right in front of where the bomb was placed. and according to this video, you see dzhokhar tsarnaev come into the frame. he's wearing
but authorities say his condition has improved to fair today. authorities also tell nbc news that he has cooperated with them so far. he's told investigators that he and his brother acted alone in last week's bombings at the boston marathon, they had no contact with overseas terrorist groups. that's what he said. he said the brothers built the bomb with guidance from an online publication put out by the al qaeda off shoot in yemen called "inspire." it's written in english with instructions on how to build a bomb used last week. tsarnaev told authorities the motive for their attack has to do with their religious fervor, he and his brother, and anger over the united states' wars in afghanistan and iraq. meanwhile told we're seeing new images from that dramatic shooting in watertown at 1:00 a.m. friday morning. they come from an eyewitness whose apartment overlooked the fire fight. the brothers are seen there crouching behind a car. at least one of them seems to be firing. the car on the right is that mercedes suv that was carjacked earlier in the night. in this last photo, by the way, the
. rachel? >> kristen welker, thank you very much. nbc news white house correspondent. great to have that perspective. i want to bring in now from boylston street in boston, nbc's carey saunders who's out there in the cold. i understand police are still on the scene right now. what can you tell us about what things look like right there right now? >> reporter: well, it is is pretty much shut down. it will continue to be that way through into tomorrow. the reason that is, the authorities are treating this vast area as a crime scene. it's possible there may be a clue that is not quite obvious in the daylight, perhaps it will reveal itself. and so most of the access in and out is going to be restricted. there's a tremendous presence of police officers here. the boston police department is on alpha bravo shifts. that means officers are on 12 hours. when they go off, officers come on for another 12 hours and they're going to continue that for the nikts cext couple of da. the focus here is to find a suspect or suspects. ed davis, the police commissioner says anybody who believes there's a
in a boston hospital. >> chris palone, nbc news boston. >> 6:51. time for weather and traffic on the one's. >> tom klerein is here. not too bad a start today. >> we had sunrise at 6:30 and now there is a blanket of clouds coming under the region. we have temperatures in the 50s. there is the sunrise. right now 56 at the airport with a light breeze and mid and upper 50s. as we look at the after noon highs, it is going to be in the 60s and 70s. right near the bay, it will be in the mid 60s. most locations there should make it well into the 70s. the high pollen counts will be in place today and thursday. it will be all the way into the end of the week. we ought to get that pollen watching out. between now and then, highs likelihood of those storms maybe lingering showers cooler weather as we move into the next part of next week. >> good morning. still checking on an earlier car fire past the beltway. shopper four live over the parkway and the beltway. still seeing delays 2.5 miles. approaching the beltway. delays continuing. i-95 a slow trip to the beltway. >> all right. thank you. >> the e
healthcare. >>> it is coming up on 10:00 in the morning and we have breaking news to tell you about. nbc news has confirmed senator matt baucus has decided not to run for reelection. this is significant. he voted against background checks but he has an a plus rating. there are adds run against him in advance of 2014. and so we are also looking at the gun control issue in the context of what is going on in boston. so let's start there with the latest. today members of congress are going to learn more about what the fbi knew about the tsarnaev brothers. tamerlan is dead now. dzhokhar tsarnaev accused of using weapons of mass destruction. today the senate intelligence committee. >> there is no way we are going to rest until we see the information at our disposal. >> congressman william ketoing says he is traveling to moscow to get answers. congressman king and mike mccaul waiting. senator lindsey graham blamed a misspelling for the disconnect on dzhokhar tsarnaev's trip to russia. >> i think they did a good job of looking at him. the reason we didn't know he went to russia is because the name was misspelled.
attack in boston continues here on news 4 and on nbc nightly news with brian williams at 7:00. >>> and runners from our area, home and describing the chaos they witnessed. one man was directly across the street. mark segraves has more. >> reporter: well, that is right, for john walls and his family, the boston marathon is an annual tradition. his wife has run it 17 times. he has run it three times and this was going to be their daughter's first boston marathon. he was in the grandstands waiting for them to come across the finish line. when the bomb went off he had his video camera rolling. >> oh, no, get out of the stands, get out of the stands. >> when the second one went off, i thought god, you know, we're going to die here. >> reporter: john walls, along with his wife and daughter returned to the arms of their family today at reagan international. the former journalist says yesterday was like nothing he has ever seen. >> the police are screaming, directing you, telling you leave, leave, leave. >> reporter: as he and his family tried to escape the blast area, walls videot
in south carolina. also, what is next on the immigration debate. mark murray of nbc news is going to be joining us. a new report out by the national consortium for the study of terrorism in response to terrorism. have thought about terrorism in the last week than they thought about hospitalization or violent crime. we will talk about that with bill braniff from university of maryland. all of the sunday shows can be heard on c-span radio. the events in boston and immigration topping the list. nancy, good morning. >> the main focus of today's talk shows, the events this week in boston, and fallout from those events. rears program's beginning at noon beginning with "meet the press." and richard durbin clarke. at 2:00 p.m., here fox news sunday. chris wallace talks with the chairman of the senate intelligence committee. senator dianne feinstein, also republican representative peter king and former cia director michael hayden. candy crowley welcomes homeland security chairman representative michael mccaul, former you -- new york city mayor rudy giuliani. at four o'clock, face the natio
lighter, nbc news terrorism expert. good morning to you. the key question everyone is waking up with is what is your gut? does this bear the hallmarks of some domestic terrorism or do you suspect it may be an act of international terrorism? >> i know it's not very satisfying but from my experience at the national counterterrorism center, you don't follow your gut. what you actually do is very methodically collect these pieces of evidence, it's the forensic evidence, it's the videotape, it's reporting from the cia and fbi and sources and putting that together. my gut is the person who did this has some connection to boston because they so effectively picked the iconic symbol of patriots day and the finish of the boston marathon. i also don't think we have enough information to point in domestic or international terrorism. you have to be careful speculating what it might be. >> on the one hand you have crude devices and on the other hand a coordinated attack. you can look at points on either side of this. >> although the devices weren't as large as we've seen overseas or what we s
now, former deputy of counterterrorism on the national security council, nbc news terrorism analyst, roger kresie. always good to see you. i want to pick up where pete williams left off earlier in this hour and i want to talk about the russian government and the six-month trip that he took. what do we know, first of all, about that six-month trip at this point and also what might the russian government know that we need to know? >> so, craig, i think that's going to be one of the more interesting questions that the u.s. government will be exploring in the coming days and weeks. here are the facts that we know. we know he left the united states in january of 2012. he went to russia, came back in june of 2012 and immediately after that started to post some of these extremist images and thoughts and tweets and videos online. the russians came to us in 2011 and asked the fbi to look at the older brother to see if we had any information on him. when we passed back that we didn't, we never heard anything else from the russians once we gave them that answer. so russian security, the fsb, i
definition. >> [ bleep ] -- >> good evening, nbc north dakota news and he'll be joining the weekend news team as my co-anchor. tell us a little bit about yourself, a.j. >> thanks, i'm very excited. i graduated from west virginia university and i'm used to being from the east coast. >> okay. well, welcome aboard, a.j. >> thanks. >> go for it. >> fatal atv crash happened yesterday in williams county. >> by the way, a.j. was fired today. >> so when is he coming, alex? >> hey, alex, when are we getting him on? >> we're working on him. i think they're working out -- >> no, i'm serious. >> we are working on it. >> he needs to be on a new show. we can get him a job. >> mr. f-bomb can tell him everything he needs to know. >> i've got to tell you. worse things can happen in your career. >> he can learn from the best. >> he can learn from the best. >> this week, please. >> good morning, everyone, it's tuesday, april 23rd. welcome to "morning joe." i think alex thinks i'm serious. does he understand when i'm serious? >> hey, alex, i got an idea. willie and i were talking about it, we need to get a.j., w
happened at the offices of nbc in new york and elsewhere. turned out at the end of the day we found out much later that it was not a related incident to 9/11. but we didn't know that then. and we don't know now even though we are hearing -- we saw from the fbi statement that jessica was just asking jay carney about that they don't believe that there is a link between boston and what we're seeing here. but they're leaving wiggle room. so that definitely raises question. >> yeah. to this day there are still plenty of unanswered questions about those anthrax-laced letters that were sent to members of the senate, members of the news media and others as well. that investigation never completely 100% satisfactory by any means. dana, standby. joe johns is our crime and justice correspondent. you're getting more information, joe, on what's going on. what are you picking up? >> dribs and drabs quite frankly, wolf. first we're being told authorities letting people out of their offices in the hart building there on capitol hill on the senate side, but they have not been given the all clear sign ye
we do have some information tonight, cbs news reported that a saudi was acting suspicious, nbc said here a young person on a student visa. we aren't trying to jump the gun, we are trying to confirm any information they have. you have seen the reports. what can you tell us about them? >> the information we can report is the boston police say they do not have a suspect in custody. but what we know through our reporting is they had a person of interest that they were questioning and based on my report this evening, i believe one of these individuals was here on a student visa but that's really as far as we can go this evening. >> thanks so much for being with you. >> you're welcome. >> let's go back to mark furman to get his reaction of what we just heard. mark, did you glean anything out of that? >> certainly, sean. governor ridge was right on in everything that he said. we do not know exactly what the device is. i think they are sophisticated but they weren't sophisticated to all go off so something went sideways with this plan. and perhaps the person that was to detonate them remote
. as always, the voice of reason here at the family of nbc networks. thank you, sir. >> okay. >>> we are following an incredible amount of breaking news this morning. emergency crews are searching through the rubble in texas trying to find survivors from that massive fertilizer plant explosion. we expect to hear from officials there in texas and in fact we have that right now. instead of going to break, brwel bring you this press conference right now. >> my speaking up is about this. all i can tell you is good luck. >> 30 seconds out. we'll ask you not to step up. >> we are waiting now for a briefing here in west, texas, from authorities. as you can see they're doing mike test here to give us an update on exactly what's going on. a massive fertilizer plant. a fire started. firefighters were fighting it and then the explosion as that was happening. here's the briefing. >> bear with me on my voice. i'll talk the best i can and give you as much as i can but you're going to have to bear with me. if we get to the point of asking questions towards the end of this again, please speak loudly
. very interesting. >>> coming up on "morning joe," commissioner of the new york city police department ray kelly will be here on set. we will get the laitest on the boston marathon situation with nbc investigator reporter pete williams. i don't think he takes a day off. and boston police commissioner ed davis and peter gammons will also join us. bill has our forecast now. >> all eyes on the midwest over the weekend. the heavy rains from last week caused epic flooding and in some cases even record flooding. six states dealt with major flooding problems including michigan, illinois, indiana, and as we went through areas of missouri and even iowa, unfortunately, three people did perish from rapidly rising floodwaters this weekend. a lot of the rivers did crest and they are slowly going to be going down from here. the one exception the illinois river. you can see just thousands and thousands of people were sandbagging all weekend long trying to keep these rivers from flooding their towns. the mississippi river is the biggest river in town in our country and it's at major flood stage. anywh
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